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SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]


Down to a fine art

An increasing number of law firms are collecting quality works of art to display around their offices. Richard Cree asks whether the right image can help motivate your staff The world of contemporary art, and in particular the headline-grabbing Turner Prize variety – all unmade beds, elephant dung and Blu-Tac – would on the surface […]

Dotcom crisis forces Valley law firms to ditch hundreds

Silicon Valley giant Cooley Godward is laying off 86 lawyers in the biggest move yet to result from the collapse of corporate work. The cutbacks follow months of speculation over which Valley firm would be the first to buckle under the pressure of a disappearing technology market. But figures compiled by local legal publication The […]

Lewis Silkin takes on head of legal from major client TBWA

Lewis Silkin has poached the head of legal of one of its major clients, advertising and marketing agency TBWA. Crown is moving after only a short career at TBWA, having joined the advertising agency – which also counts Cadbury, Nissan and News International among its clients – in 2000. It is not clear if he […]

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